GRAPEVINE – Ballroom dancing at Colombo Hall on Saturday

Movies

• Sunday Cinema presents ‘Winter in Wartime.’ Set in Nazi occupied Holland, 1945, a 13-year-old youth is drawn into the Resistance when he aids a wounded British paratrooper. Royal Theatre, 4 p.m., admission $9.

 

Galleries

• Visac Gallery presents “Mountain Peak Meditations,” by Nelson artist Bryn Stevenson. The powerful paintings reflect the “peace, power and divine sovereignty” of the vast Kootenay wilderness, Monday to Friday, noon-4 p.m.

• The Kootenay Gallery of the Arts in Castlegar is featuring ‘Young Visions 2011,’ a collection of over 100 works of art by school district 20 teachers and students. The exhibition showcases sculpture, paintings, photography and ceramics by artists from Rossland Secondary, J. L. Crowe and Stanley Humphries. The show runs until May 28, Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more info call the gallery at 365-3337.

 

Music

• Enjoy an evening of ballroom dancing to the big-band sounds of the SwingSations at the Colombo Hall on Saturday, 8 p.m. to midnight. All are welcome. Tickets $14, available at Trail Coffee & Tea Co., Hometown Video in Fruitvale and Mallard’s in Castlegar.

 

Other

• Silver City Days is in full swing with the Miss Trail pageant Friday at 7 p.m. at Charles Bailey Theatre, the Trail Firefighters parade starts its engines Saturday at 11 p.m., the pipe band medley competition 1:30 at Butler Park, and Sunday don’t miss the Fun Run at 9 a.m. and Family Fun Day at Gyro Park at 11 a.m.

• The Air Cadets 531 Trail Squadron will be doing a day of spring gliding as part of the cadet glider-training program. Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m at the Trail Regional Airport.

• Join the Columbia Canoe and Kayak Club on their Columbia River Paddle, from Robson to south Castlegar on Saturday. Call 365-6056 for more information.

• Castlegar Garden Club’s annual plant sale will go Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon at the Station Museum 400-13th Ave. Call 399-0077 for more info.

• St. Andrew’s United church in Rossland is hosting their Lilac Tea and bake sale this Saturday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $4:00 and available at the door.

• 2011 West Kootenay Camera Club’s 21st Annual Photo Show Competition is coming. Choose your best image in eight categories: nature – human interest – photojournalism – creative images – flowers – open category —  portraits – architecture & old. Competition is open to all ages.  Deadline Friday. Entry forms, Competition Rules & Regulations available at www.westkootenaycameraclub.com.

 

Upcoming

• Trail’s Safety Village invites parents and their children to participate in a free program that teaches bicycle and pedestrian safety and how to survive house fires all in a fun mini-village setup. Ages 5-8 program, May 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Register at the Trail Aquatic Centre 364-0888.

• The Rouge Gallery presents the final guest in their music/concert series. The haunting voice and according of Bessie Wapp performs Eastern European music accompanied by Ben Johnson on the oud, santoor and percussion. Saturday, May 14 at the Rouge. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at door.

• The Italico Club of Trail will be hosting the Wine Festival Contest for all home vintners. Enter red or white from grapes or grape juice only from 9 a.m. to noon May 14 at the Waneta Plaza. Contest winners will be announced at a Gala Banquet at the River-Belle that evening.  Phone 368-3401 for more info.

• On Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 pm, cellist Jeff Faragher presents ‘A Cellos Journey’ an evening of fine music for solo cello. This event will take place at the Trail United Church, 1300 Pine Avenue, Trail.

• The last West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group meeting will be held at the Kiro Wellness Centre, 1500 Columbia Ave. May 16 with guest speaker Lesley Anderton with a presentation on area wild flowers. 2 p.m. food and refreshments provided. Call 365-6276 for more information.